Wednesday May 15, 6-8 pm
LISC Platform at City Market, 222 E. Market Street
Pedaling Change in the Circle City: Designing Communities Where we Consider the Needs of Kids
Join INDYCOG and other transportation, health, community experts and end-users in conversation on how we can transition our city into a place where anyone from 8 to 80 feels safe cycling through our beautiful city! This event will have a focus on improving conditions for the youth of Indianapolis.
INDYCOG’s Executive Director, Kevin Whited, will explore the concept that bicycles can help transform neighborhoods/communities/cities into places that everyone, even non-bicyclists would want to live. INDYCOG with a panel of transportation, health, community experts and end-users will discuss how we transition our city into a place where anyone from 8 to 80 feel comfortable riding bicycles for recreation and transportation and how cities that have a large share of bicycle riders have a positive impact on Indianapolis’ culture, neighborhoods, traffic safety, equity, economy, environment & health. While bicycles can’t fix everything, we believe they are an important piece of the puzzle.
The panel will consist of:
- Joan Cook, Health by Design
- Pete Fritz, AICP, RLA, a Healthy Communities Planner from the Indiana State Department of Health in the Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity
- Evan Horn, Student @ CFI, School 84
- Stacie Hurrle, Marion County Public Health Department
- Jennifer Pferrer, Executive Director, American Diabetes Association Indiana
- Brian Staresnick, ASLA, LEED Green Associate, Ratio Architects
- Kevin Whited, MPA, Executive Director, INDYCOG
- Claire Yockey, Student @ CFI, School 84